Huawei Datacom Certification Training Launched

Prof. Kinyua (right) delivers the Vice Chancellor’s speech

With digital transformation of the economy on an upward trajectory in recent years, learning institutions are posed with new requirements to meet the demands of the technologically dynamic industry.

In conformity with its vision to be a “University of global excellence in Training, Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Development,” Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has heeded the calls of the industry by launching a university-industry collaborative training to ensure holistic graduates in the field of Information and Technology are released to the market.

In collaboration with Huawei, JKUAT on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, launched Huawei Datacom Certification Training aimed at increasing the size of the Datacom network talent ecosystem and shaping the future of intelligent IP networks.

Speaking during the launching ceremony  at the University, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, said, “The training is a deliberate effort by JKUAT to continue teaching, undertaking research and coming up with innovations needed to spur development of individuals, government agencies and corporate bodies.”

Ms. Pan (blue dress) hands over a training device to SCIT 

In a speech read on her behalf by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Prof. Robert Kinyua, the Vice Chancellor emphasized the University’s commitment to continue producing holistic graduates in IT.

“SCIT has over the years become a major outlet of holistic Computing and IT graduates who are now serving the country in various capacities,” said Prof. Ngumi.

Prof. Ngumi expressed her gratitude to Huawei for continually supporting JKUAT by providing state of the art equipment which she acknowledged, have gone a long way in enhancing the University’s research and training environment.

The Deputy CEO, Public Affairs Huawei Kenya, Ms. Fiona Pan, noted that “Datacom Course will guarantee that the students interact with not only our latest ICT technology but have the technical expertise to operate them better placing them to join the job market.”

Terrence Omondi , a fifth year Telecommunication and Information Engineering student receives a certificate of excellence from Ms. Pan (blue dress) for his exemplary performance in a recent Huawei competition for university students

Ms. Pan stated that the partnership was key to matching the needs of the evolving digital space, further adding that the partnership will also create a thriving ecosystem of ICT talent by transferring expertise and technical knowhow to university students both locally and across the globe.

The Principal, College of Pure and Applied Science (COPAS), Prof. George Thiong’o, lauded the University’s effort for working closely with the industry.

Prof. Thiong’o said, COPAS was open to partnering with HUAWEI in other areas of research beyond IT.

On his part, Director SCIT, Dr. Michael Kimwele lauded the University for channeling more resources to departments saying, it will encourage more research at the college levels.

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